José Juan Macías of León, Roberto Meráz of Monarcas Morelia, and Santiago García of Toluca were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while Idekal Domínguez of Pumas UNAM was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Monterrey remains the only unbeaten team, while Veracruz is now the only winless one after Querétaro’s victory.
In the relegation standings, Veracruz remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their 1-1 draw with Cruz Azul, while relegation rival Lobos BUAP lost.
Veracruz 1-1 Cruz Azul
Atlas 0-1 Tigres UANL
Querétaro 3-0 Monarcas Morelia
América 3-0 Lobos BUAP
Monterrey 0-0 Puebla
Necaxa 1-2 Tijuana
Pachuca 3-1 Chivas de Guadalajara
Pumas UNAM 1-3 León
Santos Laguna 4-0 Toluca
Santos Laguna closed out Jornada 8 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory against 10-man Toluca. The result is a second straight win for the Laguneros, who remain unbeaten at home this season, while the Diablos Rojos have now lost two in a row and are winless in six.
Santos came out attacking and they had a good chance in the very first minute, only for Alfredo Talavera to intervene. But the keeper couldn’t do anything to stop Diego Valdés’s precise free kick in the 4th minute as the hosts took the early 1-0 lead.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10, León picked up a 1-3 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result extends La Fiera’s winning streak to five games, while the universitarios saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
León started the game off better and immediately began threatening a goal. In the 6th minute, Luis Montes hit the crossbar; then Ángel Mena played in José Macías, but he couldn’t get his shot away.
Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 1-2 to Tijuana. The result is a second straight win for the Xolos, who are unbeaten in four, while the Rayos have now lost two in a row and are winless in three.
The hosts came out attacking as they looked to keep their home unbeaten streak alive, and both Martín Barragán and Ángel Sepúlveda were active in attack, but Manuel Gibrán Lajud stopped everything that got to him.
Pachuca came out attacking and they had the first chance of the game in the 3rd minute, when Óscar Murillo got his head to a corner kick, but Raúl Gudiño made the save. Then, Raúl López played in Franco Jara, but Jair Pereira made a timely intervention in defense.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Monterrey and Puebla played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten this season but ends their three-game home winning streak, while the Poblanos remain unbeaten in three.
Monterrey needed a win here to jump back over their regional rivals and reclaim first place, while Puebla was looking for their first victory under Chelis. The game was fairly even initially, with Monterrey having more possession but Puebla having the better of the chances.
América got back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result snapped a two-game losing streak for the Águilas, while the Licántropos have now lost two of their last three – and three in a row on the road.
América came out looking to put their home field advantage to good use, and they created chances from the beginning, but it took them half an hour to find the breakthrough. In the 32nd minute, Edson Álvarez just kept the ball in play along the end line and played it back to Jorge Sánchez, who played a cross into the box for Henry Martín to head home. 1-0.
Querétaro snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Gallos Blancos their first points of the season, while the michoacanos have now lost four in a row and are winless in five.
Under the new direction of Víctor Vucetich, the hosts came out looking to turn their season around against another struggling team. Querétaro had the better of the run of play in the first half, although they were unable to get past Sebastián Sosa in goal.
A stoppage-time penalty kick gave Tigres UANL the 0-1 away win against Atlas on Friday night. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten on the road and lifts them into first place – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – while the Rojinegros have now lost three in a row.
Atlas came out attacking as they looked to halt their poor run of form. In the 8th minute, Nahuel Guzmán gave up a rebound that Juan Pablo Vigón pounced on, but his shot went over the bar. Facundo Barceló then had a chance from a header, but he couldn’t find the target.